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Re: HELP: Vocabulary

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 18, 2004, 19:11
On Aug 17, 2004, at 8:00 AM, Tim May wrote:

> Incidentally, 'to continuously attempt to crush with the teeth' > doesn't sound totally unworkable to me - I can certainly imagine > certain American languages expressing such a thing with a verbal root > "crush", with an instrumental affix meaning "with the teeth", and > marked for repetitive aspect.
Shoshoni (Goshute dialect): ketsokkwaihpenni ['k1Dok"k_wai"p\1nni] ke- tsokkwai -hpenni with.teeth- mash -FREQ Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga "Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead; therefore we must learn both arts." - Thomas Carlyle